Making copies of data so that the copies may be used to restore the original after a data loss event, or for historical retention.

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Backup FreeNAS on NTFS dive

The Setup Scanner -> FreeNAS Via UNC Path FreeNAS -> Clients Via UNC Path The Clients are all Windows 7 Home Premium. (Ugh) The Question How can I automatically have one of the clients ...
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Windows 7 Backup not recognizing volume mounted on a subdirectory

I have a disk 1 called g: with a subdirectory called "otherG" where I've mounted another hard drive 2. When I try to backup the g: drive, it does not show the subdirectory "otherG". Also, the backup ...
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How did Clonezilla create a drive image file in my NTFS drive's folder?

I ran Clonezilla, and for a drive image destination, I chose the "backup" folder at the root of my NTFS drive. The operation completed successfully; however, upon rebooting into Windows, there was no ...
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Have httrack backup a site?

I am trying to backup a site with httrack but it isnt doing what I want. It has been going for 20mins already and downloading what looks to be nonsense images and js files from other sites. The page ...
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iPhoto backup on TimeCapsule using encrypted disk image

I have the following setup: Pics on my MBP Backups on my TimeCapsule iPhoto library alias pointing the real library on encrypted disk image Every time I open iPhoto, it mounts the encrypted disk ...
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Backup software which allows to synchronize individual registry entries between two computers

Does anyone know any backup software which, in addition to synchronizing files, also allows parts of the registry to be synchronized? I would like to keep several applications settings synchronized ...
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iPad: How to sync/backup notes and highlights from a PDF/epub read on iBooks?

For books purchased on the iBooks store, it seems that notes and highlights are automatically synced with Apple's servers. My problem is that I read quite a lot of PDFs or epub files which were not ...
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Sync, share and backup policy using NAS

Trying to come up with a way to keep in sync while sharing and keeping a backup of my music/photos and movies. Currently I have an iMac in Greece and a MBP with me in the UK. As a result I've ended ...
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Nokia backup on a Mac

As I have to bring my phone to a shop for repair, I want to backup my contacts, calenders and text-messages. My Nokia connects perfectly through Bluetooth with iSync. One baddy, however is that text-...
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How to use Windows Server 2008 as a Time Machine-style backup?

Is there any way to setup Windows Server 2008 as a Time Machine-like backup device for my laptop?
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Filesystem to quickly get recent modifications

I've got relatively big filesystem (ext4) with lots of small files and I'd like to backup it. Making full backups often is not feasible to me so I want to have a way to make differential/incremental ...
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Windows Backup doesn't show Hard Drive

I am trying to get the Windows Backup working because the program that was delivered together with my Seagate Backup Drive is really stupid. I want to make incremental backups every hour. Something ...
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Single Image Backup w/ Windows 7 OEM Keys and Win Vista Bus to Win 7 Pro Upgrade Keys

Alright, so I have a new job and they are in dire need of a overhaul of their backup and imaging methods, they're not letting me do much but I think I can get away with this. We have computers, ...
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One-way file deletion in GoodSync

My team and I are using GoodSync to create server based backups of our local files (i.e. what we have locally, is being copied to our server). The jobs are setup as backup jobs (left to right rule). ...
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firmware backup/transfer xml file with checksum

I have an interesting question if someone out there would know anything that could help. I'm an enthusiast of the d'link DFL series router, running NetDefendOS. I recently went from the DFL-210 to a ...
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How can I “WinAudit” a system that I only have the hard drive for?

My customer had their industrial PC explode, but luckily the hard drive is fine. I don't have a means to boot from it, as I don't have a hardware configuration that matches their original system. I ...
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Identifying old backup file type

I've got a set of backup disks made on a DOS-5/Win31 system on 7/25/95, according to the time/date stamps. Each disk contains a single file, each of which has the same name: c950725c.0??. There are 51 ...
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Can Binary GPG Files Store Custom Attributes?

In my current backup scheme, I TAR the files I want to back up with the data, time stamps, and permissions. But I want to reduce the number of I’m more interested in the timestamps since that tells ...
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What's the best way to store a Mini-SD card?

I just bought two 128GB miniSDXC cards (on sale today on Amazon). One is going in my phone. I figured I could use the other one for a backup of my MP3 & JPGs. Which brings up a problem.... How/...
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Should I consider data integrity issues when choosing a file compression algorithm?

Is there a relation between a data compression format (zip, gzip, bzip2, etc.) and it's ability to ease in recovering broken data? I want to store some backups (like tar.gzs) but then I started ...
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How do I set the default phone uploads folder for Google Photos?

I have been backing up my photos to Google Photos ever since I lost them all a while back. But I would like to add a few directories to sort out the photos since I am about to add more photos. Though ...
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Why does backup stop at 4 gig?

Win 7 - 64 Comodo AV Comodo Backup ADATAHV420 I have a Win 7 laptop with a 500 gig HDD. I recently purchased an ADATA 2 TB HDD for backup purposes. I downloaded Comodo Backup, installed it and ...
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Keeping cloned partition as bootable backup

I'll try to keep it short, I want to clone my current Windows 7 Install from an HDD [80GB System (C:) and 1,7TB Data (D:)] to an SSD. The last SSD I installed unfortunately broke after only a few ...
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Does File History still uses Shadow Copies under the cover?

File History was introduced in Windows 8 and "replaces" previous backup utility called Shadow Copy. However, isn't it the case, that File History still uses VSS to copy files locked or used by another ...
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Cbbackup terminated unexpectedly. - Coucbase Backup issue

We are using Coucbase 3.0.2-1603 Enterprise Edition (build-1603). We are having around 350 GB data on our cluster. We have tried to execute a backup and suddenly it got terminated. Below is the ssh ...
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Clonezilla and software RAID array theory

I don't have enough hardware to try this out myself, but since Clonezilla doesn't support backing up software RAIDs, I've been trying to think of ways to backup my RAID0. Since all of the information ...
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Glacier for personal backup: s3 or directly (or Nearline?)

I'm looking to use AWS Glacier for personal backup, or the similar 'Nearline storage' from Google. I would prefer manually uploading stuff (instead of an automated backup solution). I'm aiming to ...
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Windows 10 Image Backup: what is meant by “system image”?

Windows 10 contains a tool called Backup and Restore (Windows 7). Googling suggests that this should be able to create image backups. When the tool is run it presents a dialog that looks like this: ...
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Let systemd use password protected ssh and gpg keys

I have setup Obnam backup to do an sftp backup of the system on an external server. When I run the command it executes properly. The way it connects to the sftp is with my ssh key. And it encrypts ...
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Automate bakckup using CloneZilla

How can automate backup using CloneZilla? I don't know if it's possible but I want to just plug a USB key and start the backup process with a single command that specify which hard drive to backup and ...
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Ideas on how to backup telegram

Is there a way, a hack, a script, an idea, on how to backup my whole Telegram Chat history with the data (images, voice chat, etc)? I lost my cloud password, and that requires me to reset my whole ...
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How to restore files using File History from another user?

I backed up the information of a couple of users using windows 10 File History. Then I have to totally reformat the PC and recreate the users. I recreate one of the accounts, maybe a couple of times. ...
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Unable to create a “Full Registry Backup”

Revo Uninstaller (a software to delete other program's leftovers) is able to create a "system restore point" but not "full registry backup". How to check what's wrong and how to fix?
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robo copy delete files from backup after x days of deletion from source

i want to create a backup of files using robo copy.I want files in backup must be deleted after x days of deletion from source.But it must be avilable in backup for x days.purge /minage:x is deleting ...
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Imaging a Windows 10 File History Drive for Offsite Backup?

I have 1 desktop computer and 2 laptops in my household. I just started using Windows 10 File History on the laptops to backup files to a network share on a dedicated drive located on the desktop ...
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Can I restore a Sony Vaio laptop from only an Auslogics (Vaio Care) backup?

Due to an HDD failure I've lost my Vaio rescue partition. I've also lost my rescue DVDs due to media degradation (5 years is too long for some DVD-R media). I have managed to reinstall Windows with a ...
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Backing up several 5Mo+ files from USB key to another one

I often have to backup between 500 and 1000 files each between 5 and 10Mo. The files are originally on an SD Card or a computer (SSD) and have to be copied to a USB key. So I need to copy USB to USB ...
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NPM modules make Google drive chrash - how to exclude NPM modules from sync'ing?

Im using google drive as my cloud based "sync/backup" service for all important work related files. This has been working perfect and very sufficient until I started using NPM modules (node_modules) ...
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Restricting access to a drive to only my backup software

I am currently using Acronis backup software that writes to a local external drive that is used exclusively for backups. Is there a way that I can set things up so that the only application that can ...
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How to compress ext4 partition with Acronis while backup?

With Acronis, when I set to compress ext4 partition before backup, the result is a raw backup and not compressed. The same process with NTFS or FAT32 partition, results are compressed. Please tell ...
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How to force rsync to stop if destination disk is full?

I am using rsync (version 3.1.0 on a centos) to do some backup task. I develop a software that monitor my rsync processes to fit the backup configuration to my buisness logic. My software launch some ...
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Restoring a Windows registry backup in another hdd

I've messed up my Windows registry but I have a backup from that section (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/WindowsNT/CurrentVersion/ProfileList). Turns out I cant boot Windows nor a repair CD ...
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Duplicity encryption

As many of you likely know, duplicity is a software program primarily used on Linux operating systems for creating backups of your desktop environment. The software is known to use gpg to encrypt the ...
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Store data from 10.5.4 os x on external hard drive

I would like to make a backup of my data from old MacBook. The version of OS is: 10.5.4 os x I would like to copy the data to the external harddrive and encrypt it. Then I would like to be able to ...
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Recovery of incremental backups made with Cobian Backup (11)

OK... Maybe I'm a bit dim here, but I'm going to ask this. I'm using Cobian 11 to make full and incremental backups. At some point in the future I may need to recover a full one, then update that set ...
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Using a deja-dup backup from ubuntu on debian

I want to switch from Ubuntu to Debian on the same machine. Can I further use my deja-dup backups I made with Ubuntu under Debian? They are stored encrypted on a USB-device. And if yes, are there ...
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wbadmin backup fails to create a volume shadow copy

I am running Windows 10 Home edition and I am trying to do a backup of my c:\ to an external drive with wbadmin. When I run it, it says The backup of volume (C:) completed successfully. But then I get ...
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Formatting Issue

I've got a functioning Win7 32bit Ultimate (SP1). I am trying to create an emergency backup disk and am trying to do it with a brand-new set of DVD-R. I have followed Windows format instructions. I've ...
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How to make automatic hourly/daily/weekly snapshots with Btrfs

I remember working at a company with a NetApp server in 2003, and we had a snapshot directory in our home directories, with various snapshots appearing in it. I think there were snapshots for the last ...
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Read locked files or a previous version thereof on Windows 10: A successor to Shadow Volume Copy?

TL;DR: Is there a non-deprecated alternative to volume shadow copy? I am regularly running incremental backups of my user-files to external drives, including ~/AppData since many programs store ...